WordPress To Offer Blockchain Features

Nishanth Shetty

January 17, 2019 3:56 pm

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WordPress, Google and Ethereum development studio ConsenSys and other firms have partnered to launch a new publishing platform. The partnership aims at building blockchain tools.

According to the announcement, Newspack, the new platform is explained as an “inexpensive” platform. It aims to offer technology and support for small- and medium-sized news organizations.

Google led Newspack has funded with a $1.2 million investment, and ConsenSys contributed $350,000. The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invested $400,000 and $250,000.

One of the team members from ConsenSys has confirmed the investment. The representative added that newsrooms accessing Newspack would be offered the option for using blockchain-based features made available through ConsenSys-backed Civil Media.

The Civil’s Publisher product will be installed as a plugin on the WordPress platform for any newsroom to use. The product will allow newsrooms to archive content on a decentralized network permanently.

The representative said:

“The plugin will also act as a portal that will walk newsrooms through how to join the Civil Registry, the hub of community-vetted and -approved newsrooms. It will also offer access to a “discovery portal” for consumers seeking news.”

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